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Enterprise brochure launched

A new initiative to create jobs in County Cavan was launched in the Council Chamber at Cavan Courthouse on Tuesday 15th December.

Cavan County Council and the Local Enterprise Office, Cavan, in partnership with Connect Ireland and Cavan Chamber of Commerce, officially launched their new enterprise brochure – designed to assist local businesses and communities to connect with their contacts overseas and encourage them to re-locate and create jobs in Cavan.

The brochure has been developed as part of the overall ‘This is Cavan!’ brand and provides a window into living and working in County Cavan. Together with the tourism brochure, a ‘Cavan’ postcard and a bright new folder, the overall package is designed to provide local business people and communities with a tool to help sell Cavan as a place to do business. Several Cavan businesses are featured in the brochure, ranging from large companies such as Lakeland Dairies, to start-ups and artisan producers.

With so many Irish living abroad, the potential to spread the word that Cavan is open for business has never been greater.

The message is to reach out to your network living abroad and ask if they know of a company considering international expansion. If they do, put them in touch with ConnectIreland and you could earn a cash reward per job created. Who knows, maybe a successful introduction could result in a family member or friend returning to Ireland.

ConnectIreland delivers the Succeed in Ireland initiative, a government-backed programme, in partnership with IDA Ireland. This initiative is an incentivised referral scheme aimed at creating jobs in Ireland and is based on the simple idea of using your connections to help create real, sustainable jobs. How does it work? Log on to www.connectireland.com and register as a connector. Help introduce expanding international companies to Ireland and earn a reward up to €1,500 per job created (up to a maximum 100 jobs).

Speaking at the launch, Jim Fox, acting CEO of Cavan Local Enterprise Office, spoke of the many advantages of doing business in Cavan and how we now need to re-energise our campaign to promote Cavan as a place to work, live and play.

Tommy Ryan, new CEO of Cavan County Council, also spoke, commenting on the calibre of people in County Cavan. He praised the strong business acumen, good community spirit and a strong drive to make things happen. Mr Ryan also talked about the success of the Taste of Cavan food festival over the years and the strong agri-business and food industry, the construction and insulation sectors, financial services and technology industries and the packaging and precision engineering industries in the county.

Copies of the folders are available at Cavan Local Enterprise Office, CITC, Dublin Road, Cavan or Cavan County Council, Farnham Centre, Farnham Street, Cavan or to download here.